Archive - 2013 - News Article
The Sherrills Ford-Terrell Rotary Club has started a program to honor a “Student of the Month.”
Their first recipient of this award was given to Jared Torrence.
Torrence is currently a senior at Bandys High School. He was nominated for this award by school faculty.
Two Lenoir-Rhyne University students were arrested on campus for drug related charges Monday, Feb.25.
D e v o n Sutherland, 21, of 743 6th St NE, Hi c k o r y, was arrested across the street from the Fritz-Conrad dormitories at about 11 p.m.
The American Legion Post 16 held it’s annual Officer/Firefighter of the year awards at the legion hall Monday, Feb. 25 at noon.
A Lincoln County woman was arrested Monday evening and charged in connection with a pair of pharmacy robberies in Newton and Conover.
The woman’s daughter, 19-year-old Chandra Griffin, who was in the vehicle when her mother was taken into custody, also faces misdemeanor drug charges, authorities say.
One of NASCAR’s original cast and local radio personality John Carl Ervin, 74, died Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 at Catawba Regional Hospice in Sherrills Ford.
A long-time NASCAR veteran crew chief, Ervin worked with three generations of the Jarrett racing family, Ned Jarrett, Dale Jarrett, and Jason Jarrett.
Thursday, Feb. 21, agents and officers from Homeland Security, N.C. DMV License & Theft, Newton Police and Conover Police raided two residences in Newton.
The raid started just before 6:30 p.m. an apartment on 317 South College Ave. in Newton.
Agents arrested five individuals and seized materials related to making fraudulent documents.
Cash Mob Catawba is organizing it’s second “Cash Mob” event scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 5:30 p.m. in Downtown Newton.
The growing group of Catawba citizens, enthusiastic about supporting local businesses, invites everyone to join the monthly movement by showing up and supporting another locally-owned business.
Adrienne Opdyke, child advocate with the Children’s Advocacy and Protection Center of Catawba County, has been named one of three “Stewards of Children Stars” in the nation for the month of January.
This award recognizes her for training 158 adults in the “Darkness to Light” program in January. She has trained a total of 1,681 local adults.
Wednesday, the State Bureau of Investigations notified the Hickory Police Department and the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office that the skull found off of Winkler Way in Caldwell County near N.C. 268 in April 2012 was Zahra Baker’s remains.